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RE: How big is the danger of IE?
From: "Eric Paynter" <eric () arcticbears com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 15:04:08 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, July 8, 2004 2:17 pm, joe said:


The link above is the advisory that theregister is talking about. I know
it is unusual for theregister but they seemed to have missed a hefty part
of the whole advisory when reporting it.

Yes, we've all seen it. I'm pretty sure that was posted here a few days ago.

The amazing part is that CERT, a vendor-neutral organization who usually
only provides information about how to secure a product, who does not
counsel on product choice, has made a recommendation to consider
alternatives to IE. Have they ever made such a recommendation in the past?
Certainly not that I'm aware of.

They must really think IE is simply not a viable tool for use on the
Internet. And since IE is an integral part of Windows (according to sworn
testimony by MS), then that would imply Windows is not a viable tool for
use on the Internet.


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